First football player charged in connection to drug arrests

The Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office has formally charged three additional students since March 8, including former TCU football player Devin Johnson.

This brings the total number of defendants that were arrested in connection with the drug arrests up to nine, according to an email from district attorney spokeswoman Melody McDonald.

Johnson, 21, was charged with three cases of delivery of marijuana, more than .25 ounces but less than five pounds. Each case is a state jail felony that is punishable by 180 days to two years in state jail and up to a $10,000 fine.

Earl Patrick Burke, 21, was charged with delivery of alprazolam (brand name Xanax), more than 28 grams but less than 200 grams, which is a second degree felony and punishable by two to 20 years in prison.

Burke also was charged with two cases of delivery of alprazolam, less than 28
grams. Both cases are third degree felonies punishable by up to 180 days to two years in a state jail.

Additional charges against Burke include possession of less than 28 grams of alprazolam, which is a Class A misdemeanor, and possessing a usable quantity of marijuana of two ounces or less, which is a Class B misdemeanor.

Eric Lodge, 22, also was charged with possession of less than 28 grams of alprazolam. Lodge did not have a warrant for his arrest during the time of the drug raids but was arrested at the same time as Burke and Bud Pollard Dillard.